Jeremiah 31:3-4 ESV the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin Israel! Again you shall adorn yourself with tambourines and shall go forth in the dance of the merrymakers.
Nearness to God brings likeness to God. The more you see God the more of God...– Charles Spurgeon